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Anthony Bourdain Hits Back at Donald Trump, Defends Immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's strong stance on illegal immigration has already drawn serious backlash from the restaurant industry, and celebrity chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian have pulled restaurants from Trump's new Washington, D.C., hotel. Now ex-cook and current …

Deciphering the Charles Hotel’s Insane James Bond Package

Germany is known for hotels that go above and beyond (see: Hotel im Wasserturm), and in Munich, the Belle Époque-inspired Charles Hotel is offering a …

Marauders: Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, and Dave Bautista join cast

• <b>Bruce Willis</b>, <b>Christopher Meloni</b>, and <b>Dave Bautista</b> have been cast as the leads in <i>Marauders</i>. <b>Steven C. Miller</b> is directing the action thriller from a …

Hollywood

How to Season and Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

When it comes to selecting the right cutting board, you've got a few options for materials. The worst are made of glass or marble. That sound your knife makes when you rock it back and forth on a metal cutting board? That's the sound of your knife dying a thousand tiny but painful deaths as the …

Hispanic Lawmakers Ask Justice Dept. For Stats On Latinos Killed By Police

The letter sent July 28, and obtained by BuzzFeed News, asked for the number of Latino deaths resulting from police interaction during the last five years, as well as the immigration status of victims. The DOJ still has not responded to the request.<p>Hispanic lawmakers have formally asked the Justice …

These Are the Only Knives You Really Need

We're suckers for a good knife collection—but you can get any kitchen job done with these three.<p>Even as someone who has been building a collection of knives over the past 15 years, I’ll admit that I could do pretty much everything with just three of them:<p>1. 8-inch Chef’s Knife<p>Consider this a sharp …

Knives

You Need a Chef's Knife—Here's How to Buy the Right One

In the market for a chef's knife but don't know where to start? Let these pro tips guide you.<p>If you love to cook, approach buying a chef’s knife with the sober diligence of a commuter buying a car. You’re going to use it every day, so find one that looks and, most important, feels exactly the way …

Knives

19 Kitchen Skills You Should Master By Your Mid-20s

Not judging. Just here to help.<p>It is time. Seamless is stealing your money and and your health, and one day a grownup is going to come over and you'll want to serve them something more gourmet than a half-eaten bag of Funyuns. It is time to learn how to cook for yourself, like the adult that you …

Photographer Explores the Beautiful Diversity of Redheads

Between one and two percent of the world's population are redheads, according to BBC News. While gingers are usually thought to be white, pale, and of Celtic-Germanic descent, the reality is that there are millions of people of color around the world who have freckles and fiery locks of hair. …

See Jon Stewart’s Son Join Him in His Surprising New Gig as a W.W.E. Master of Ceremonies

We’re a long way from the Daily Show desk.<p>Just as <b>Jon Stewart’s</b> replacement, <b>Trevor Noah,</b> is warming up to the old <i>Daily Show</i> seat, Stewart himself is warming up to his new gig as host of W.W.E.’s SummerSlam. How does retirement suit Stewart? Oh, it suits him and his summer scruff just fine.<p>Stewart …

The empire kicks back: stormtroopers on their days off – in pictures

A photographer has imagined what Star Wars’ stormtroopers do on their days off. Darryll Jones found the opportunities for pursuing his usual landscape photography limited after moving to London from South Africa six years ago. Instead, he spent the long winter nights posing toy stormtroopers in …

Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, and More Talk About The Accuracy of THE MARTIAN

How To Survive an Evil Spirit Horror Movie

10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

<i>Our definitive guide to burgers—for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season.</i><p>Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers—those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-'09 burgers—require some more expertise. Enter Jamie Schweid of …

BBQ

Make the Sweetest Baked Goods Around by Avoiding These Frosting Common Mistakes

Homemade frosting is about 1000% better than the store-bought stuff. Make sure you knock it out of the park by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Cake is good, but frosting is better. The sugary, buttery concoction has the power to turn even the most ho-hum baked goods into special treats. At first …

Dessert

How to Choose and Use Foundation

How often have we heard that "your face is a canvas"? Really?! Who said it was a compliment to think of our face as a flat surface made for painting? I don't know about you, but the faces I work with (including my own) have many different dimensions, shades, sensitivities and needs. Why then, do we …

‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Is Better Than Bond, Bourne, Or ‘Mission Impossible’

I owe Guy Ritchie a gift basket after <i>The Man From U.N.C.L.E.</i>, a big studio action movie that for once feels like a genre I like rather than just a good version of something I don’t. You see, and sorry if I lose you here, but I hate <i>Bourne</i> movies. They always feel like some Tom Clancy freak inventing …

Movies

Tangerine director Sean Baker: isn't it time diversity was taken more seriously?

Shot on an iPhone, the indie comedy drama about LA’s transgender sex workers is a circuit breaker for film-makers and the trans acting community alike<p>• Tangerine: LA sex trade tale iPhoned in – first look review<p>When Jared Leto accepted an award at the 2014 Santa Barbara International film festival …

Allow Lil B To Explain The Somewhat Silly Reason Why He Dumped Hillary Clinton For Bernie Sanders

Rapper Lil B spoke out in an interview with CNN about the current presidential race. As an outspoken participant in the political process, Lil B explains how he was all set to vote for Hillary Clinton but switched to the Bernie Sanders camp. Sanders was highly retweeted during the Fox News GOP …

Middle-class

These Might Be the Best Foodie T-Shirts Ever

This story originally appeared on foodandwine.com. For more articles like this, visit foodandwine.com now.<p>Ever wonder what your peanut-butter …

This Drybar-Like Salon Is for Women With Natural Hair

Heads up, women with natural hair: There’s a new beauty boutique to add to your bucket list. The days of recreating a Drybar at home will soon be a thing of the past, as the latest quick-service salon is finally serving the needs of ladies with natural, textured hair.<p>GoodHair Salon, founded by …

Hair